In an interview with GameTrailers, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that some of the footage shown in its Wii U reel was actually taken from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“We’re talking a year away from when the system is gonna launch,” explained Fils-Aime. When asked if Wii U games would look that good, he said, “Absolutely,” then saying, “In terms of how good it looks, that will be driven by what the individual developers do.”
Games shown in the reel are as follows: Batman: Arkham City, Assassins Creed, Darksiders II, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Light, Tekken, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge.
Analysis: I don’t know about this one. I mean, I can understand Nintendo wanting to show off footage of current or unreleased games, but trying to pass them off as Wii U footage is just a tad suspect. In the presentation video, rather than just listing the name of whatever title was being shown, under that name should have listed “Xbox 360,” or “PlayStation 3.” Or even, immediately following the presentation, Satoru Iwata or Reggie Fils-Aime should have at least mentioned that the game footage didn’t belong to Wii U, which would have avoided any sort of confusion.
To be fair, Wii U is a year away, so maybe what Nintendo was trying to say is, “these Xbox 360 and PS3 games are coming to our new system too.” But still, it could have been executed better.
One video that wasn’t PS3 and 360 footage was that Zelda HD clip, that’s for damn sure.